Roger Lee Ristow Sr.

August 29, 1932 - January 22, 2019

Roger Lee Ristow Sr.


Roger Lee Ristow, Sr. 86, of Belvidere, Illinois died January 22, 2019 in Rockford, IL. Born August 29, 1932 in Wausau, Wisconsin. He was the son of the late Elgard and Ruth (Sanders) Ristow. On March 1, 1955, in Pine City, Minnesota, Roger married the love of his life, Bernice (Pieschalla). The two of them were married for 63 years.

Roger worked in the maintenance department for Arnold Engineering in Marengo, Illinois. He worked for the company for 27 years. He enjoyed horses and really enjoyed working with his hands. He worked on his cars and would help any friend in need.

He will be missed by his loving wife; his children, Charles Ristow of Rockford, IL,  Roger (Kathy) Ristow, Jr. of Creve Coeur, IL, Cynthia (Mark) Lungstrom of Belvidere, IL, and Christine Ristow of Rio, WI.; his sister Beulah Treu of Wausau, WI.; 10 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his in-laws Anton and Stella Pieschalla.

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Roger, Our sinceriest condolences for your loss. From your friends and teammates at the CST.

CST 2019-02-14T07:32:00

Dearest Roger Jr and Families
We are so very sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers

Don and Gloria Peck 2019-02-07T17:05:59

Our deepest sympathy to all in the family.

Ruth and Richard Mohr 2019-01-25T20:58:40

I am so sorry for the loss that your family is experiencing at this time. May the memories that you have of your loved one bring a smile to your face and to all those that love him. I hope the memories and the stories that others share bring you and your family a measure of comfort. Another source of comfort that can bring a hope is that of what is promised in the Bible at Isaiah 25:8. God promises to wipe away all tears from our face and that to which brings us tears of sorrow. Please copy and watch this link for a message of comfort.

Monique White 2019-01-25T14:29:31

Roger, So sorry for your loss! I don’t have the words to say much more than that, as you grieve I hope you can find solace in knowing that your fathers memories will live on through you and your family.

Brent Russell 2019-01-25T10:42:45

Chuck, my deepest condolences to you and your family at this time of your Dad’s passing.

James crum 2019-01-25T07:49:21


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